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Art And History For Cricket Fans

BLETCHLEY PARK PO ISSUES LIMITED EDITION FIRST DAY COVERS AROUND 1900 a small building was added to the side of Bletchley Park mansion to serve as the Butler’s quarters close to the kitchens, cellar and stores.G When Bletchley Park became a top secret code breaking base at the start of World War Two Quartermaster Robert […]

Union Jack’s Sporting Roundup January 2012

Cricket – England Beat India ENGLAND grabbed an historic victory in India, winning their first Test series on the sub-continent in 27 years prevailing 2-1 in the four match series. After losing the First Test by nine wickets, Kevin Pietersen’s ­digressions were forgiven and he was brought back for the second Test at Mumbai, where […]

Union Jack’s Sporting Roundup December 2012

Cricket; England Tour India ENGLAND began a tour of India, running October 30-January 30, which includes four Test matches and a series of five match ODIs to be played after the Christmas break. England commenced the tour at Mumbai with a three day draw against the India A side. India A 369 and 124-4 at […]

Union Jack’s Sporting Roundup November 2012

West Indies Win World Twenty20 Championship AS REIGNING World Twenty20 Champions, England got off to a mixed start at the 2012 World Twenty20 Championships in Sri Lanka, September 18-October 7. In the preliminary group matches, England beat Afghanistan by 116 runs but lost to India by 90 runs. England 196 (Luke Wright 99) -5 at […]

Union Jack’s Sporting Roundup October 2012

Andy Murray Makes History NOVAK DJOKOVIC had won his last eight encounters with Andy Murray, but in the final of the US Open Championships at the Arthur Ashe Stadium last month, the Dunblane Scot and his Serb opponent produced some spectacular tennis that witnessed Murray win his very first Grand Slam event. The Scot won […]

Union Jack’s Sporting Roundup July 2012

Euro 2012: England Win Group ENGLAND qualified for the quarter-finals of the European Championships, for the first time since 1996, when they topped Group D with two wins and a draw. The Manchester City duo of Joleon Lescott and Sami Nasri provided the goals in Donetsk, where England and France commenced their opening match, June […]

Union Jack’s Sporting Roundup January 2012

Two For Westwood, Accolades For McIlroy, Donald, And Poulter LEE WESTWOOD turned in some spectacular golf at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, South Africa, that concluded December 4. Westwood broke the course record with a 10 under 62, during the third round and went on to claim victory with a 15 under 273, […]

Union Jack’s Sporting Roundup December 2011

A Nose Thwarts Ed Dunlop Of Historic Win THE MELBOURNE Cup is the biggest horse race in Australia, and the nation grinds to a halt as the one-mile-seven-furlong course at Fremington, becomes a national focus. November 1, saw the race run for the 151st time with a record of only four foreign horses ever winning […]

CRICKET: Lancashire Wins First Championship In 77 Years

LANCASHIRE won the English county championship for the first time outright in 77 years in a dramatic conclusion to the season last month. Warwickshire had only needed to match Lancashire’s result to take the title but it drew with Hampshire, while Lancashire beat Somerset by eight wickets in Taunton. “It’s an amazing feeling,” Lancashire captain […]

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